Treating Anxiety & Pain in Dental Patients with Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) and Microcurrent Electrical Therapy (MET)

by | Dec 24, 2023 | Study Club/Webinars

Webinar Highlights:

Anxiety among dental patients accounts for a significant number of cancellations and no shows. Medications to manage this anxiety have side effects and may interact with medications or supplements the patient is currently prescribed. Likewise, pain during recovery from dental procedures are currently often managed with medications that can be addictive or have significant side effects. There is a non-medication option that is proven as safe and effective in managing dental anxiety and pain. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) and Microcurrent Electrical Therapy (MET) are non-invasive neuromodulation technologies that can quickly, safely, and effectively alleviate anxiety and pain in your patients. This presentation will explore the protocols, the mechanism of action, and the science behind this technology.

About our Speaker: Dr. Josh Briley is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has been the Clinical Education Director for Electromedical Products International, Inc. since October 2019. He began his career working for the Federal Bureau of Prisons first as a staff psychologist at the Federal Correctional Complex in Beaumont, TX, then as a Residential Drug Abuse Program Coordinator at the Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, OK. While employed with BOP, he also served on, and was later assigned to lead, two institutional Crisis Support Teams. He was also selected to be an Assistant Team Leader for the Regional Crisis Support Team in the South Central Region of the Bureau of Prisons, and served as both a Regional and National trainer for Crisis Support Team exercises and classes. His duties with Crisis Support Teams made him proficient in Psychological First Aid, disaster response, critical incident management, and shelter management. After leaving the Bureau of Prisons, Dr. Briley served as the clinical psychologist for a community outpatient clinic in Central Texas for the Veterans Health Administration. He became proficient in treating veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and family difficulties. In addition, Dr. Briley has served as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Phoenix online, teaching several courses in Statistics, Research Methodology, and Abnormal Psychology for the Master of Psychology program. Dr. Briley concurrently served as a part-time professor for Capella University online teaching an introductory to the psychology program course to undergraduates. Dr. Briley ran a private practice for five years, providing a wide range of psychological assessments and therapy to members of a rural, Central Texas community. Dr. Briley has also worked with BetterHelp.com and its affiliates, providing teletherapy.

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